Photo taken in:MoscowYear when photo was taken:1995Country name at time of photo:RussiaCountry name today:Russia
The picture was taken before the immigration of my younger sister Raisa to the USA. She came to say goodbye and we took a picture together. From left to right: my sister Raisa, my wife Evangelina and me. The picture was taken in Moscow in 1995. In the 1970s, mass immigration to Israel started. My wife and I weren't going to immigrate. Both of us worked, and made pretty good money and the children were also settled. There was no need for us to leave our relatives and comfortable life. If our children wanted to leave, we would do our best to leave with them. Our children didn't intend to leave, so there was no sense for two elderly people to leave their dearest ones. Many of our relatives left at that time. My cousin Jacob, son of my father's brother Sunya, is currently living in Israel. He is a retired colonel. We write letters to each other, sometimes he calls. Both of my sisters immigrated with their families in the 1990s. The eldest, Sarah, lives in Kholon, Israel with her family. My younger sister, Raisa, immigrated to New York, USA. Both of them are happy with their new lives.